Police doctor is cleared of manslaughter but criticised as “negligent”BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e739 (Published 30 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e739
- Clare Dyer
A former police doctor who pronounced as fit to be detained a man who was almost certainly unconscious has been cleared of manslaughter, but the trial judge said that there was no doubt that he was negligent. Hisham El-Baroudy, 56, had examined the man for only one minute just three hours before he died.
Dr El-Baroudy wiped tears from his eyes as the jury at Southwark Crown Court in London found him not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of Andrzej Rymarzak in …